Senior Management Information System (MIS) Advisor

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Scope of Work

Senior Management Information System (MIS) Advisor

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management project

Background

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project is the primary vehicle through which USAID 1) procures and provides health commodities, 2) provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain, and 3) collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. There are four main task orders for the project: HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Population and Reproductive Health, and Maternal and Child Health.

Purpose

The Senior Management Information System (MIS) Advisor is responsible for providing project management support for MIS and system strengthening. S/he is responsible of developing and supporting the MIS platforms to be maintained by the GHSC-PSM project and promoting standards across MIS to support interoperability of systems. The Senior MIS Advisor for GHSC-PSM Rwanda collaborates with the global MIS team to increase supply chain data visibility.

The Senior MIS Advisor position requires performance in the areas of leading software development, system implementation and maintenance. S/he is responsible for the provision of systems trainings, help desk support as well as project management. The Senior MIS Advisor is responsible for focusing on logistics management information systems (LMIS) selection, implementation and management as well as supporting a portfolio of tools including, but not limited to inventory management, quantification and forecasting software tools. S/he is responsible for providing technical support to country teams for the coordination of data collection activities in support of operational research, sector assessments and evaluations, and the organization of national and provincial workshops and trainings.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance to system strengthening activities and manage MIS activities in Rwanda.
  • Collaborate with GHSC-PSM’s country teams to design and develop solutions to improve the use of data for decision making.
  • With direction from the project Country Director and Technical Director, liaise with the USAID mission to share information and ensure that the mission, collaborative agencies and other organizations are routinely informed about MIS activities.
  • Provide on-the-ground monitoring and use performance indicators to document progress toward the achievement of the project’s results.
  • Coordinate and participate in global MIS initiatives to increase supply chain data visibility by implementing global standards and guidelines.
  • Promote sustainability and interoperability by identifying new technologies, functionality, and hardware to continuously refine the GHSC-PSM strategy and solution portfolio.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of GHSC-PSM portfolio of software solutions to strengthen availability of information to support decision making. This includes the following areas: solution definition and inception, requirements documents, functional specifications, system (s) development, implementation, and the management of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead the evaluation of systems, identification of gaps in their functionality, and monitoring and tracking the use of supply chain solutions across Rwanda.
  • Assist with reporting requirements, development of country work plans, and monitoring progress toward the production of the work plan deliverables.
  • Oversee the client-facing presentation of the project’s technical approaches, methodologies, and overall management and performance as it relates to MIS.
  • Lead and manage technical assistance to support the government of Rwanda’s MISs
  • Develop and implement end user training programs to improve the use and analysis of available data.
  • Provide technical oversight to vendor-supported activities to ensure the delivery of high-quality products in accordance with contractual specifications; ensure user compliance with contractual specifications and recommendations.
  • Update and maintain all system documentation (i.e. user manuals, requirements, change requests, release notes).
  • Help identify opportunities and coordinate with partners to address medicines management issues or other issues.
  • Any other activities as required by the supervisor.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree along with 5 years of technically relevant work experience in management information systems required; alternately a Master’s degree plus 4 years of experience or more of related work experience in the above areas may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Experience of 5 years managing a wide variety of informatics and projects’ data and systems, including demonstrated experience in directing technical staff, team members and vendors. Outstanding grasp of information technology concepts and processes.
  • Relevant experience in IT implementations such as logistics Management Information System, Warehouse Management Information system (WMS) or relevant public health supply chain management Information system.
  • Information technology (IT) certifications related to MIS and/or systems-strengthening activities with a baseline understanding of best practices in project management preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of supply chain management, logistics systems, data warehousing, business intelligence, and data visualization preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with application development and data collection and management.
  • Demonstrated experience working with large, health-related datasets.
  • Demonstrated experience presenting data in a variety of tabular and visual formats.
  • Exhibit a high level of diplomacy while working with government partners at the national or regional levels in resource-constrained settings.
  • Level of Effort and Location

This long-term position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, with intermittent travel throughout the country

Supervision

The MIS Advisor will report to the Technical Director.

Application Process

Application should include an application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, copy of academic qualifications, three professional references, telephone contact and email address, by October 19th at 12 noon.

Please apply to:

The Country Director, GHSC-PSM Project, Rwanda

E-mail your application on: psmrwanda.recruitment@gmail.com and mention “Senior MIS Advisor Application” as subject of your email. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and no phone calls will be accepted in relation to the subject.

Done at Kigali on October 5, 2017 GHSC-PSM Project Country Director
Source: Rwanda Jobs